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“Virginia Woolf said that writers must be androgynous. I'll go a step further. You must be bisexual.”
Rita Mae Brown
“Any writer worth the name is always getting into one thing or getting out of another thing.”
“To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.”
“Writing is a job. A drunk writer is about as useful as a drunk surgeon. You can spend the rest of the day swimming in booze, but the hours you write should be sober and with purpose.”
“In America, only the successful writer is important, in France all writers are important, in England no writer is important, and in Australia you have to explain what a writer is”
“To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.”
“Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.”
E. L. Doctorow
“The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.”
“That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time”
Charles Caleb Colton
“He neither walks with the multitude nor cheers with them. The writer who is a real writer is a rebel who never stops.”
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